Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Denounce (Page: 391)

De*nounce" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Denounced (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Denouncing.] [F. dénoncer, OF. denoncier, fr. L. denuntiare, denunciare; de- + nunciare, nuntiare, to announce, report, nuntius a messenger, message. See Nuncio, and cf. Denunciate.]

1. To make known in a solemn or official manner; to declare; to proclaim (especially an evil). [Obs.]

Denouncing wrath to come. Milton.
I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish. Deut. xxx. 18.

2. To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression.

His look denounced desperate. Milton.

3. To point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment, etc.; to accuse in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize.

Denounced for a heretic. Sir T. More.
To denounce the immoralities of Julius Cæsar. Brougham.